ESSENCE OF DATUM Stream Entire New Album, ‘Spellcrying Machine’

Instrumental progressive metal band ESSENCE OF DATUM are now streaming their entire new album, ‘Spellcrying Machine!’ The record will hit the stores today, August 30. You can listen to ‘Spellcrying Machine’ below. Continue reading

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Sacramento’s HELION PRIME Welcomes New Vocalist Mary Zimmer, New Music Streaming

Fresh off the ‘Cybernetic Terror Tour’, US melodic metal band “Helion Prime”, announce that they’re officially welcoming YouTube host and veteran metal vocalist, Mary Zimmer (ex-White Empress, ex-Luna Mortis) as the full-time vocalist of Helion Prime. Continue reading

Vitriol Premieres “I Drown Nightly” Track and Video

Portland death metal band VITRIOL released their new song and music video for “I Drown Nightly” today with Kerrang! Watch the video below.
The track is off of the band’s debut full-length album To Bathe from the Throat of Cowardice out on September 6th via Century Media Records.

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DRAGONFORCE Announces North American Fall Headlining Tour

International extreme power metal superstars DRAGONFORCE have announced live dates in the US, Canada, UK, and Europe starting this fall and running through early 2020. Following a summer festival run, DRAGONFORCE will kick off their North American headlining tour October 1st in Tucson, Arizona. Continue reading

Cattle Decapitation announces North American headlining tour with Atheist, Full of Hell, Primitive Man, Author & Punisher, Vitriol

This November/December, Cattle Decapitation will headline “The Geocidal Tendencies Tour” in North America, featuring Atheist, Full of Hell, Primitive Man, Author & Punisher, and Vitriol as support. The extensive trek will kick off just before the release of Cattle Decapitation’s long-awaited 9th studio album, Death Atlas, due out November 29th via Metal Blade Records. Continue reading


CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will kick off the second leg of their North American headlining tour this week. The A Quest To Believe, A Call To The Void II Tour, set to commence on July 26th in Poughkeepsie, New York and run through August 25th in Providence, Rhode Island, includes appearances at Heavy MTL and KISW’s Pain In The Grass, as well as a headlining performance at Psycho Swim, Psycho Las Vegas’ annual pool-bound kick-off bash where the band will be joined by Lucifer, Danava, ASG, Primitive Man, and more. Support on the near-month-long journey will be provided by their comrades in Crowbar as well as Lo-Pan and Quaker City Night Hawks.

In September, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will hit the tour circuit again, this time with support from The Skull, Mothership, and Witch Mountain. The fall trek begins September 22nd in Newport, Kentucky and will winds its way through a dozen cities upon its conclusion October 7th in Flagstaff, Arizona. Later that month, the band will appear on the inaugural MegaCruise alongside Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill, and so many others. See all confirmed dates below.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s critically-lauded No Cross No Crown full-length was released early last year via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded in North Carolina with longtime producer John Custer, the record marks the first studio recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade and, earning the #67 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #12 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart, and #3 on the Top Hard Music Albums Chart upon its first week of release, is the highest charting album of the band’s career. Champions Decibel Magazine of the release, “The record is filled with the kind of Sabbath-meets-Black Flag-meets-Lynyrd Skynyrd jams that were so infectious and wildly influential back when Bill Clinton seduced interns…COC doesn’t try to change direction but instead revisits the approach that made the Keenan-fronted version so successful: powerful hooks, instrumental asides that will remind you of Sabbath’s ‘Planet Caravan’ and a rich use of textures and dynamics.” Added Guitar World, “from the thundering sludge-doom of ‘The Luddite,’ to the amped-up biker metal of ‘Cast The First Stone,’ to the heavy southern-boogie blues of ‘Wolf Named Crow,’ No Cross No Crown in many ways picks up right where the foursome left off a dozen years ago.”

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Concert Photo Review NOVA SUTRO @ The Boardwalk – August 16th, 2019

Sacramento, California rockers NOVA SUTRO recently held their debut record release party at The Boardwalk with their homies in Judhead and Wendell & The Puppets as support. Our gal Jennifer Black was on hand to capture their intensity. Continue reading

Brett of YOUNG MEDICINE “We all miss Myspace and anxiously await it’s glorious return to the top of the social media food chain”.

A 4-piece band from Kansas City, Young Medicine combines power-pop choruses, metal instrumentation, and keytar electronics that wouldn’t be out of place in an 80’s cinema. On bass they have Peter, on drums it’s Michael, on guitar and vocals it’s Josh and on keys and vocals its Brett. Continue reading

IRON KINGDOM New Single ‘White Wolf’ Off Upcoming Album “On The Hunt”

Inspired by legendary pillars of heavy metal such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, The Scorpions, and Rush, IRON KINGDOM is well known for their energetic and electrifying stage presence, as well as intricate musical melodies that bring listeners back to a time when the genre was in its prime. Continue reading